Governor Jerry Brown, who has always taken a more conservative approach to spending, is using much of this year’s surplus to stash away billions of dollars in reserves, both because of the recession that he believes is looming and due to the prospect of the Republican Congress cutting social services in the wake of its vote for a tax cut last month that could swell the federal deficit by $1.4 trillion over a decade.
WVMPOA Successfully Fights Employer’s Unlawful and Retaliatory Activity Zacehry A. Lopes Attorney at Law Rains Lucia Stern St. Phalle & Silver Kambiz Kamfirouzi President West Valley-Mission Community College District Police Officers’ Association The West Valley-Mission Community College District Police Officers’ Association (WVMPOA) is pleased to report back-to-back labor victories against the West Valley-Mission Community College […]
Aaron Read and Randy Perry Legislative Advocates Aaron Read & Associates, LLC This January begins the second half of a two-year legislative session. This means that we will see many of our 2017 priority bills moving through committee and floor hearings once again. We will also see other bills amended with brand-new language for us […]
With time running out to notch major legislative victories ahead of the looming 2018 midterm elections, Republicans in Congress spent December working feverishly to pass tax reform legislation. On December 1, the Senate passed its version of a bill to reshape the U.S. tax system by a vote of 51 to 49. On December 6, the Senate decided, by a vote of 51 to 47, to conference the Senate tax reform bill with the House version. The House similarly decided to conference its tax reform bill with the Senate by a vote of 222 to 192 on December 4.
The 2017 Conference of Members was held November 16 to 19 at the Marriott Marquis San Diego, hosted by Region III and chaired by Executive Directors Marshall McClain and Anthony Sanders. Five hundred fifty-three delegates representing 140 associations received important updates on the organization’s activities and member benefits, attended training, networked with colleagues, met with vendors, voted on bylaws and elected executive officers.